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  1. the chain gang
    Starbucks Admits Its Beer-and-Wine Idea Was a DisasterThe chain’s “Evenings” program officially ends nationwide tomorrow.
  2. Starbucks Is on Track to Become the World’s Biggest Restaurant ChainOne industry watcher says the coffee behemoth is only going to get bigger in the years ahead.
  3. the chain gang
    Get Ready for Fruitcake Frappuccinos From StarbucksFor some reason there’s matcha involved.
  4. can’t handle the truth
    What If Starbucks Misspells Everybody’s Name on Purpose?A video that jokes it’s a trick to get free advertising has really struck a nerve.
  5. the chain gang
    It Got Even More Impossible for New Yorkers to Avoid Dunkin’ Donuts in 2016It’s now got more locations citywide than Starbucks, McDonald’s, and Papa John’s combined.
  6. words of wisdom
    Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz: America Needs to ‘Recognize the Threat of Tyranny’The coffee-chain leader gave a powerful speech about the state of the country.
  7. the chain gang
    Starbucks Is Reportedly Releasing a Pokémon FrappuccinoA leaked memo says the rollout’s timed to cafés becoming either PokéStops or Gyms.
  8. the chain gang
    Howard Schultz Will Step Down As CEO of StarbucksHe will instead focus on the company’s fancier Reserve line and “social impact initiatives.”
  9. coffee talk
    Some Trump Supporters Spent the Weekend Feuding With Starbucks BaristasSome people are upset that baristas won’t write “Trump” on their coffee cups.
  10. terrible customers
    Man Tries Using Gun to Lower His Starbucks Refill by 75 CentsAnd now he’s in jail.
  11. terrible customers
    Watch a Trump Supporter Explode at Starbucks Over ‘White Discrimination’“I voted for Trump. Trump! You lost. Now give me my money back.”
  12. war on christmas
    Starbucks Made Its Holiday Cups Critic-Proof This YearPeople have better things to worry about these days.
  13. problem solving
    Starbucks Demands Baristas Be the ‘Promise of America’ in These Dark TimesCEO Howard Schultz wants them to rise above the “lack of political role models.”
  14. the chain gang
    Starbucks Says Its New Cups Are a ‘Symbol of Unity’It’s just what America needs in these contentious times.
  15. the chain gang
    Why Starbucks Is Doubling Down on Fancy CoffeeIt plans to open 1,000 new upscale cafés in an effort to be taken more seriously.
  16. annoying customers
    Someone on Reddit Invented a New Starbucks Drink Called ‘Baby Vomit’It involves a green-tea latte and basically every syrup Starbucks makes.
  17. beer and shot
    Starbucks Introduces a New Drink That Combines Coffee and BeerIt’s basically a fancy beer-and-shot cocktail.
  18. the chain gang
    Chelsea First Responders Get Emotional When Starbucks Gives Them Free CoffeeAn employee brought over three bags of freebies on Sunday.
  19. i’m with her
    Starbucks CEO Endorses Hillary ClintonDespite her position against the Pumpkin Spice Latte.
  20. the chain gang
    Starbucks Is Testing Weekend BrunchInvolving some good-looking Belgian waffles.
  21. out of season
    Starbucks Doth Declare That Fall Commences TodayPSLs have reinvaded stores before Labor Day this year.
  22. lawsuits
    Court Declares Starbucks Isn’t Defrauding Anyone by Adding Ice to DrinksThe judge who dismissed the lawsuit ruled “a reasonable consumer would not be deceived.”
  23. the chain gang
    McDonald’s Warns Pumpkin Spice Lattes Will Arrive This Very MonthIt’s broken the unwritten rule of never pumpkin-spicing anything before September.
  24. the chain gang
    Almond Milk Finally Arrives at Starbucks Next MonthIt will cost an extra 60 cents.
  25. the chain gang
    Starbucks Promises to Make Its Baristas’ Jobs Less Soul-CrushingIt will give them more “consistent and reliable” work hours.
  26. the chain gang
    Starbucks’ Labor Cuts Reportedly Causing Long LinesManagers accuse the company of tweaking the algorithm that allocates hours per store.
  27. the chain gang
    Starbucks Embraces Baristas With Purple HairThe company is finally changing its strict dress code.
  28. the chain gang
    Starbucks’s Surprise Pay Raise Actually Comes With an AsteriskThe increase promised for October is just 2017’s annual raise a few months early.
  29. the chain gang
    Starbucks Is Opening a Café Staffed by Deaf BaristasCustomers who don’t know sign language can place written orders.
  30. the chain gang
    Starbucks Says No More Surfing Porn on Its Wi-Fi, EitherThe company says it’s working on a filter that doesn’t “involuntarily block unintended content.”
  31. the chain gang
    Starbucks Will Give All of Its Employees a RaiseThe chain wants to address sinking morale.
  32. the chain gang
    Employees Accuse Starbucks of Cutting Hours and ‘Killing’ Workplace MoraleThe situation’s gone from “tight to infuriating.”
  33. The Chain Gang
    Starbucks’s New ‘Secret’ Drink Is a Ghastly Purple NightmareNobody seems to know exactly what’s in this eerie concoction.
  34. Lawsuits
    Starbucks Sued Over ‘Dangerously’ Hot CoffeeA customer claims it gave her severe burns.
  35. Lawsuits
    Judge Says Customers Can Sue Starbucks for ‘Underfilling’ Its LattesThe suit accuses the chain of selling drinks that are 25 percent smaller than advertised.
  36. The Chain Gang
    Starbucks Apparently Has More Money Stored in Customer Accounts Than Many Banks$1.2 billion in cash.
  37. Empire Building
    Anheuser-Busch and Starbucks Are Joining ForcesThey’ll sell bottled Teavana tea, but can Budweiser Frappuccinos really be that far behind?
  38. The Chain Gang
    Petition Demands Starbucks Terminate All Leases at Trump-Owned Properties“Starbucks is a bold company that values belonging, inclusion, and diversity.”
  39. Coffee Talk
    Starbucks Introduces ‘Nitro’ Cold BrewOf course there’s a vanilla-sweet-cream flavor.
  40. The Chain Gang
    Luddites Miss Starbucks Mangling NamesAnother thing ruined by technology!
  41. Lawsuits
    Starbucks Sued for Putting ‘Too Much’ Ice in Its DrinksA $5 million lawsuit claims the coffee chain rips off customers.
  42. The Chain Gang
    Starbucks’s Plan to ‘Revitalize’ Ferguson Might Actually WorkThe company did an impressive job hiring residents and partnering with local businesses.
  43. The Chain Gang
    Dunkin’ Donuts Takes Aim at Starbucks With Its New Coffee StrategyThe chain announced three big changes today targeting the rival.
  44. The Chain Gang
    Starbucks’s New Rewards Program Is Off to a Terrible StartCustomers can’t load the app or log in online.
  45. The Chain Gang
    Cheeky Starbucks Order Displays ‘Diabetes Here I Come’ on the CupA customer says he’s hurt by the joke, but some skeptics think the whole thing could be a prank.
  46. The Chain Gang
    World’s Largest Starbucks Will Open in ManhattanThe company will open a Reserve Roastery in a brand-new, 20,000-square-foot space.
  47. Faux Controversies
    Starbucks Snubs Actor Who Put ‘Trump’ on CupAnd now people with nothing better to do are rallying around the conservative actor.
  48. Big Ideas
    Starbucks Will Debut Alcoholic Frappuccinos in JapanIt’s about time.
  49. The Chain Gang
    Starbucks Will Release Pumpkin Spice Latte K-CupsIt’s part of an entirely new “latte” line of coffee pods.
  50. Food Waste
    Starbucks Vows to Donate 100 Percent of Its Leftover Food to CharityIt predicts it can feed 50 million hungry people a year by 2021.
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